Healthworks 2021

Listen to some of the Healthworks Podcasts from 2021 with

Wayne Memorial Community Health Manager Carol Kneier, MS, RD, CDE, LDN





January 3rd Show
Guest Frederick Jackson, executive director, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), discusses health center services and update on COVID vaccine.


January 10 Show-Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Substance Use Disorders
Guests Behavioral Health Case Specialist Erin Hernandez & Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Allison Boogertman, Honesdale Behavioral Health Center


January 17th  Show -Winter Driving Safety
Guest is Tracy Fox, Traffic Safety Coordinator of Highway Safety Network, discussing topics including how to prepare for winter road travel, dos and don’ts around plow trucks and more!
January 24th –  Healthy Eating tips
Guests are Barbara Pratt, MS, RDN, LDN,  manager, Nutrition Services WMH and Christina Savoth, nutrition intern, Marywood University. Discussing 2020-2025 USDA dietary guidelines and 8 tips to improve your health with food and activity.
January 31st Show – Heart Health
Discussing Heart Health, Go Red for Women — wear red on Friday, Feb 5th with  guest Nadine Greco, WMH Cardiac Rehab Manager. Learn about tips to keep your heart healthy and what Cardiac Rehabilitation is.
February 7th Show – YMCA Programs for Diabetes & Balance
Discussing Diabetes Prevention Program and A Matter of Balance Program.  New 24/7 Y Wellness for Y members with guest Tina Hoehn, executive director, Wayne County YMCA.


February 14th Show – Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Discussing warning signs, statistics and how Victims Intervention Program (VIP) can help with guests Debbie Cosentino, certified play therapist/child counselor and
Chelsea Falotico, community outreach manager, VIP of Wayne and Pike county.
February 21st Show – National Children’s Dental Awareness Month
Guest Public Health Dental Hygienist Practitioner Lori Wood, RDH, from the Together For Health Dental Center talks about good dental practices for your child and extra safety precautions due to COVID 19.
February 28th Show -Long Term Effects in Non-hospitalized COVID patients
Guest Dr. Sean McVeigh, Wayne Memorial Pulmonologist and Medical Director of COVID Task Force, discusses the symptoms and treatments available.
March 7th – National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Project Search
Guests from Wayne Highlands School District–Assistant Director of Special Education Pat Blaskiewicz, Special Ed Teacher & PS Instructor Grace Ruckinger and Living Unlimited Skills Trainer Melanie Terwilliger discuss the Project Search program at Wayne Memorial Hospital.


March 14th Show – National Nutrition Month
Guests are Barbara Griggs-Pratt MA, RDN, LDN, nutrition manager, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Christina Savoth, Marywood University intern discussing National Nutrition Month theme: Personalize your plate and many nutrition tips.
March 21st Show — Epilepsy Awareness Day is March 26
Guest Mary Loughlin, NE resource coordinator, Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA, discusses what epilepsy is, resources available, education opportunities and support. Call 570-592-1150 or visit for more information.
March 28th Show  –  Newfoundland Community Hub Survey
Guests Kristina Russo, director, Newfoundland Library and Max Feldman, Park & Recreation Committee, Dreher Township, discuss how community hubs can strengthen communities and provide many opportunities for health and wellness.

April 4th Show — National Autism Awareness Month
Guests Tanya Carrelle, Ph.D, director of special education and Daniel Nalesnik, assistant director of special education, Wallenpaupack Area School District, discuss what Autism is and what services are available within the educational system.
April 11th Show – Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Guest Janene DuBois, PPS Coordinator, Good Shepherd Rehab at Wayne Memorial Hospital and facilitator, Parkinson’s Support Group.
April 18th Show — Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Guest Michele Minor Wolf, Executive Director of Victim’s Intervention Program, discusses awareness and upcoming programs. Visit for more info. Need Help call 570-253-4401 24/7.


April 25th Show – Mental Health Awareness Month
Guest JoAnna Van Tine, NAMI of NEPA, discusses support, programs & resources for individuals and families with mental illness. Call: 570-342-1047 for more information.
May 2nd Show – National Nurses Week – May 6th – 12th
Guest Chandra Roberts, BSN, RN, MHA, nurse manager, Wayne Memorial Hospital. Celebrating nurses everywhere!
May 9th Show – National Women’s Health Week – May 9th – 15th
Guest Dr. Alexis Felsman of the Women’s Health Center discusses services offered by the Center as well as women’s health issues overall.
May 16th Show – Stroke Awareness Month
Guests Dr. Stan Skonieczki, medical director, ED, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Michele Churney, RN, nurse manager, ED & Outpatient Services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, discuss WMH Certified Primary Stroke Center and ways to reduce your risk factors for a stroke.


May 23rd Show – Water Safety Month
Guest Susie Kasper, Park Ranger, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Park. Learn how to stay safe on the rivers this season.



May 30th Show – Pike County Aging Services
Guest Robin Skinner, RDN, LDN, executive director, Pike Co Area Agency on Aging, discusses services for seniors. Visit or call 570-775-5550


June 6th – Wayne County Transportation System
Guest Carl Albright, director,  Wayne County Transportation discusses this service for all residents in Wayne County. Visit or call 570-253-4280.


June 13th – Tick Safety
Guest Pat Mohn, Penn State Extension Wayne County, helps us learn about tick safety and the spotted lantern fly. Visit  or call 570-253-5970 ext 4110


June 20th – Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
Guests are the Alzheimer’s Association’s Constituent Service Manager Kristen Shipsky and Educator & Outreach Coordinator Jeff Dauber. Learn about free services and support. Helpline 1-800-272-3900 or visit
June 27th – New Mental Health Crisis Number
Guest Shanon Quick, director of programs, Center for Community Resource, discusses the new mobile mental health crisis service for Wayne County.
New Crisis number effective July 1st call: 1-833-557-3224 (1-833-55REACH)
July 5th – Firework and Summertime safety  
Pleasant Mount Emergency Service Fire Chief, Buck Brown and Assist Fire Chief, Dan Brown discuss safety when using fireworks, road and travel safety.
July 11th – Victim Intervention Program’s New Text and Chat Line
Debbie Cosentino, child counselor advocate, VIP, discusses how to access the new text and chat resource. 570-798-4847
July 18th – Summer Food Safety
Guest Barbara Pratt, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Services Manager at Wayne Memorial Hospital, discusses how to keep your food safe and guests healthy with guidelines and grilling tips.
July 25th WMFRxP  –Wayne Memorial Food Prescription Program.
Carol Kneier and Alicia Blaine, Marywood University Nutrition Intern, discuss who can enroll and the programs benefits. For more information call: 570-253-8422
Aug 1st Breast Feeding Awareness Week
Guest Brittany Kimble, RN, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the Women’s Health Center, discusses the benefit and support available for breast feeding moms both pre/post delivery. Contact WMCHC Women’s Health 570-253-3005 for more information. 
Aug 8th WMH and WMCHC vaccine clinic at the Wayne County Fair
Guest Dr. Sibyl Rickard, WMH Pathologist,  discusses the importance of the COVID 19 vaccine and vaccine hesitancy. Free vaccines Aug 6th – Aug 14th Noon – 7:30 PM, at the Wayne County Fair. Healthcare providers will be available to ask questions and discuss concerns.



August 15th Wayne County Food Pantry
Guest Dave Hartung, Integrated Services Specialist, Wayne County, discusses the services provided by the food pantry. For more information call: 570-253-4262


August 22nd  – Kids Eat Right Month
Guests Barbara Griggs-Pratt, clinical nutrition manager, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Leighana Anolfo, nutrition intern, Cedar Crest College, discuss tips like smart shopping, family mealtime and cooking healthy. Visit  or call 570-253-8164 WMH Nutrition Services for more information
August 29th  – Third Dose COVID Vaccine
Guest Erica Brown, development manager, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, explains who should receive the third dose and how to schedule an appointment. For more information, call the WMCHC COVID hotline 570-253-8197 or visit
September 5th  – Wayne County Celebrates Recovery Month
Guest Jeff Zerechak, director, Wayne County Drug and Alcohol, discusses upcoming events and services offered by WCD&A. For more information: call 570-253-6022 or email
September 12th  – Pike County Celebrates Recovery Month
Guest Chris Sorrentino, case manager, CMP Drug & Alcohol Commission. Come out on September 18 to Camp Akenac in Dingmans Ferry and learn about services available in Pike County and help celebrate those in recovery! For more information, call 570-296-1054 or 866-824-3578.


September 19th  – Fall Prevention Week
Guest Lu Young, RN, manager, Wayne Memorial Hospital Trauma Program, discusses services offered by Wayne Memorial as a Level IV Trauma Center, ways to prevent falls and ATV safety guidelines.

October 3rd  – Mental Illness Awareness Week
Guest JoAnna Van Tine, educator, facilitator and advocate for NAMI NEPA, discusses resources, support groups, and education programs available for individuals and families dealing with mental health issues. Visit or call 570-342-1047 for more information.

October 10 – Domestic Violence Awareness Week
Guest Michele Minor Wolf, executive director VIP Wayne and Pike Counties, discusses upcoming events as well as services available. For more information: call 24/7 570-253-4401, 570-296-HELP or visit
October 17th  – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 24th  – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Guest Bradley Serwer, MD, FACC, Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) Interventional Cardiologist, talks about risk factors, prevention and how to help. Visit for information on the WM Physician Specialty Clinic & the hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center


October 31st  – Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Mammography Services
Guest Dr. Charles Barax, Radiologist at WMH, talks about the importance of yearly mammograms.


November 7th  – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month
Guest Valerie Stout, respiratory therapist, Wayne Memorial Hospital, shares guidelines and tips to keep you healthy during the winter months when dealing with COPD. Also learn about WMH pulmonary rehab program. Visit
November 14th  – Diabetes Awareness Month
Guest Ann Marie Kretchik, RDN, CDCES, a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist at Wayne Memorial Hospital, discusses topics including: what is pre-diabetes vs diabetes, ways to prevent diabetes, ways you can control diabetes and are you at risk? Visit and take the test.


November 21, 2021 – Home Health & Hospice
Guests are Wayne Memorial’s Lisa Grecco RN, MSN, manager Home Health & Hospice and Daniela Davis, RN, BSN, clinical manager Home Health & Hospice who discuss services and who may qualify.
November 28, 2021 – Make Yourself a Priority!
Guest Tina Hoehn, executive director at the Wayne County YMCA, discusses upcoming programs offered by the Y — Diabetes Prevention and A Matter of Balance — both starting in January 2022.
Call the YMCA at 570-253-2083 to register.


December 5, 2021 – HOPE – Helping to Overcome Psychosis Early
Learn more about the Children’s Service Center program HOPE, what is psychosis and how to get help from guest Gabriela Lopez Garcia, blended case manager for HOPE. Call 570-253-0321 or 1-877-433-5112, visit or email
December 12, 2021 – Winter Exercise Safety and Tips
Guest Nadine Greco, manager, Cardiac Rehab, Wayne Memorial Hospital, discusses recommendations for exercising during the cold winter months. Learn about the in-school walking program.
Visit for more information.
December 19, 2021 – COVID Treatment and ER Alternatives
Guest Dr. James Cruse, medical director, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, discusses outpatient treatment option versus an Emergency Room visit for mild to moderate COVID symptoms.


December 26, 2021 – David Hoff Retires as CEO of Wayne Memorial
Guest David Hoff, CEO, Wayne Memorial Health System, reflects on his 20 year career at Wayne Memorial Hospital prior to retiring on December 31st.